Artemisia LoI dated 2017-10-30
Ii-wy em hotep Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath. Ankh, udja, seneb. Ii-wy em hotep members of the College of Arms. Ii-wy em hotep all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,
These are the items which have passed kingdom scrutiny since Artemisia's latest LoI dated 2017-09-29. As always, those items upon which Golden Pillar consulted were decided upon by Golden Wing. Enjoy.
1: Æylwin de Spencer - New Name Change
OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in May of 1998, via the Middle.
Old Item: Aylwin Thoraldson, to be released.
Changing spelling of Aylwin to Æylwin. Æylwin is a noted form of the name Albert (Albert, Aedelbert, Egbert, Æylwin) - source The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names - by Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe. Æ is a long established Tutonic letter combination for the "Ay" sounds. ie. Ædan, Ælred, Æric, Æthelred, Æthelbert, etc.
Attestation letter included reads:
I, [redacted], known in the society as Amanda de Spencer do attest that, [redacted], otherwise known as Aylwin Thoraldson - seeking to change his name to Æylwin de Spencer- is my Husband. We were married May 10th 2006.
Signed this 15th day of 2017,
We find the name:
Aylwin Thoraldson was registered in May of 1998 (via the Middle)
If the preferred spelling Æylwin de Spencer is unusable the submitter has provided an alternate from with the spelling Aylwin de Spencer.
Correction to Name (2017-Nov-13 08:11:19): The submitter has changed his preferred spelling of his given name to Ælwynn in an email to Pelican and myself. The email was dated Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:34 AM.
2: Eutropius Drake - New Name & New Device
Quarterly Or and argent, a dragon dormant sable
Submitter desires a masculine name.
This name submission follows a similar pattern to the registered name of Jeremias Xenophon (May 2016 via Artemisia) which established the pattern of using Classical Greek given names in the nominative (base) form as late period English surnames.
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/05/16-05lar.html#64 This name submission uses a Classical Roman given name as a late period English given name.
Eutropius - Eutropius was a Roman historian whose work was known in the Renaissance. A digital version of a 1561 printing is available at Bayerische StaatsBibliothek. http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de/fs1/object/display/bsb10996065_00002.html
Drake - English surname recorded in the christening record of Elizabeth Drake on 16 Feb 1572 in WITTON NEAR NORTH WALSHAM,NORFOLK,ENGLAND. IGI Batch C04066-1. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N53X-MFM
Pattern of Classical Roman names being used as English given names:
Titus - recorded in the marriage record of Titus Chapman and Joanna Fickes on 31 Jan 1573 in Great Hormead,Hertford,England. IGI Batch M01206-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RL-DJS Also listed as a praenomen in A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges. http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/roman.html
To this documentation Maridonna Benvenuti adds:
OED, via my Metro Library, s.n. abandon, v., 3. trans. (refl.). To devote or give oneself up without resistance or restraint to a passion, emotion, unreasoning impulse, etc. "1564, N. Haward tr. Eutropius "Briefe Chron." vii. sig. M.iiii "[Nero] at laste, did habondone hymselfe whollye over to so great disworship, that he woulde daunce and singe openly in the apparaile of common mynstrelles."This shows that to show that Eutropius' work had been translated into English in period.
3: Giacomo Zamboni - New Name
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Zamboni - Italian surname documented in the heraldic roll at http://bibliotecaestense.beniculturali.it/info/img/stemmihtml/zamboni.html
Giacomo - Male Italian given name recorded in the marriage record of Giacomo Francescon in San Rocco, Casoni, Vicenza, Italy on 27 Mag 1640 in Catholic church records (image attached). https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K49D-LBL
To this Maridonna Benvenuti adds:
Giacomo is found in "15th Century Italian Men's Names" By Brian Scott (Talan Gwynek) as Giacomo de Argentina from section 159, dated to 1473. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian15m.html
4: Magdalena Eleanor Drake - New Name & New Device
Per fess enarched Or and argent, a tree eradicated counterchanged
No major changes.
Magdalena: Reported in England Births and Christenings on 27 Dec 1572
Eleanor: Female English given name recorded in English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C
Marriage Records by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmeal)
Drake: Reported in England Births and Christenings on 16 Feb 1572
To this Seraphina Delfino adds:
All Elements can be found in Family Search Historical Records
Thanks be to Apollonia Black Pillar and to all commeters who helped with these submissions at kingdom including but not limited to Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, ffride wlffsdotter, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Magnus von Lübeck, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seraphina Ragged Staff, Iago ab Adam, and Hallerna stjornukona.
Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia
Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.